Victims of mistaken paternity still required to pay child support

Posted on September 6th, 2012 No Comments

In the state of Texas, men paying child support to children they later discovered are not theirs are still required to continue paying child support. KHOU reports that about 128,000 men statewide are paying child support to someone else’s child.

Child support is still owed by the victims of mistaken paternity because the state considers it to be in the child’s best interest. While a new law has been passed that allows men to petition for DNA testing that would relieve them of payment, only men who have discovered the child’s mistaken paternity in the past year are eligible.

However, men who are absolved from paying child support must still pay any back child support owed. Texas has collected $3.2 billion in child support payments this fiscal year.

If you have been paying child support for someone else’s child and believe you are the victim of paternity fraud, contact the paternity fraud attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.




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